The weekend is almost upon us again and while the anticipation of restaurants reopening their doors in the coming weeks is almost too much to bear, Father’s Day is looming, providing us with the perfect opportunity to spoil the Dad in your life with delicious food delivered. Along the leafy banks of Dublin’s Grand Canal, Locks Restaurant at Windsor Terrace have dinner boxes available for collection that will be sure to please even the pickiest of fathers. This week’s offering includes treacle and Guinness brown bread, smoked trout and dillisk butter, pickled mackerel and fennel, charred leek, ricotta, hazelnut and lovage followed by salt aged delmonico steak, sweetcorn, girolles, new potato salad and pepper sauce, with peaches and cream on the menu for afters. The dinner box serves two and costs €60; www.locksrestaurant.com.
Elsewhere in Dublin, the staff at Suesey Street are beavering away with dinner available for delivery or collection and the menu sounds utterly mouth-watering. Kick off the festivities in style with a Dublin Bay prawn cocktail followed by chateaubriand for two and finish with a classic rhubarb crumble. There is a selection of wines, champagnes and cocktails also available along with a cheeseboard option should there be any room left for grazing after such a feast; www.sueseystreet.ie.
Andy McFadden’s Glovers Alley have also launched an ‘at home’ menu that is perfect for a special occasion with pork cheeks, broccoli, cauliflower, apple and hazelnuts sounding particularly appealing for a memorable night at home. Make sure to order plenty of the black olive and parmesan bread. www.gloversalley.ie
For the seafood aficionados, a seafood platter (€120) from Cliff Townhouse is sure to earn some extra brownie points this weekend or indeed the Cliff breakfast would also solidify your place as dad’s (or grandad’s) favourite with perfectly poached eggs, morning buns, yogurt, granola and an assortment of other goodies sure to inspire everlasting appreciation. Adding Champagne is of course optional, but recommended; www.clifftownhouse.ie.
If brunch is more appealing for a relaxed Father’s Day, Bay Restaurant in Clontarf have options for collection including soft prawn tacos, wings and a Moroccan box for two which includes green lentil and coriander hummus, chermoula and ras el hanout chickpea hummus, Bay sourdough bread, Roasted veg harissa couscous, Moroccan spiced lamb mechoui with mint lamb jus and roasted pistachio and hazelnut basbousa. Intrigued? You should be and online ordering is available at www.bay.ie.
Keeping in casual mode, Nola inspired Krewe on Dublin’s Capel Street have a sharing box that feeds 4 – 6 people and includes jambalaya, hot fire chicken, wings, tenders, slaw, mac ‘n’ cheese, fries and dips for €100. There is also a special Sunday barbecue box with stout braised brisket, andouille sausages, shrimp skewers, baked potatoes, kimchi slaw, hot sauce and wine of your choice. There are also a variety of bottled cocktails available to order most suitable for toasting the man of the hour. www.krewe.ie
If your dad is not receiving guests on Sunday, Marks and Spencer have just released their ‘Essential Food Box’ with delivery throughout Ireland. The food box is perfect for pantry restocking without the queues and along with the Sunday papers and perhaps a tipple or two it would make for a thoughtful gift indeed; www.marksandspencer.ie.
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